Only One Of The Top Paid QBs In The NFL Is Likely Playoff Bound, And It’s Not Who You’d Expect

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Of the top-six paid quarterbacks in the NFL, the only one in position to make the playoffs is Minnesota Vikings star Kirk Cousins.

The top-six paid players at the position in 2018 in order are Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, Kirk Cousins, Jimmy Garoppolo, Matthew Stafford and Derek Carr. Cousins and the Vikings are 6-6-1. No other quarterback on the list is even above .500.

How embarrassing is it that Cousins, a man who hasn’t exactly played well lately, is the only top QB in position to make the playoffs? That’s such a bad look for the league and all the general managers that hooked up these deals. (RELATED: Here Are The Best Moments Of Week 14 Of The NFL Season)

It’s seriously mind-boggling that Cousins is leading the pack.


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I’m not going to harp on Stafford too much. He’s my guy, and the Lions’ struggles are hardly his fault.

Rodgers? Well, that’s a different story. Handing him a ton of cash was a disaster just waiting to happen, and we all know he runs from responsibility like it’s the plague.


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The NFL needs to do much better when it comes to assessing top talents and the contracts being handed out. Never in a million years would I expect Cousins to be the only one on the list making moves with his squad.

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